Occupational Therapy Board of Australia - Registration standard: Criminal history
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Registration standard: Criminal history

Registration standard

Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants need to meet to be registered.

Document name PDF  Accessible format Date of effect
Registration standard: Criminal history PDF (249KB) Word version
1 July 2015

Further information for occupational therapists

When an occupational therapists first applies for registration, the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTBA) requires the applicant to declare their criminal history in all countries, including Australia.

AHPRA on behalf of the Board must check an applicant’s criminal history during the registration process to ensure only those occupational therapists who are suitable and safe to practice are granted registration in Australia.

All occupational therapists must inform the Board if they are:

  • Charges with an offence punishable by 12 months imprisonment or more, or 
  • Convicted or found guilty of an offence punishable by imprisonment in Australia and/or overseas.

When occupational therapists renew their registration they must disclose any changes to their criminal history.

You can read more about how criminal history checks are conducted on the criminal history checks page, and about what checks are required from countries other than Australia for some applicants and registrants on the international criminal history checks page.

Retired version

The previous version of the registration standard which is no longer in effect.

Document name PDF Document date
Retired version: Criminal history registration standard PDF (284KB) To 30 June 2015

If you are selected for audit, you will be audited against the registration standard that was in effect during the audit period, or as otherwise specified. For more information on audits refer to the audit page.

Page reviewed 28/02/2024